I got to thinking last night – isn’t it about time we had a new update of the Programme Guide? There’s the 30th coming up, and there’s been 21 episodes and eighteen years since the last ‘Revised Edition’.
Just pray that if there is a new version, the cover logo design is better than that bizarre thing on the front of the 1994 edition.
Some of it was a bit inaccurate, but almost Hitchhikers Guide ‘definitively accurate’. Like claiming Bodysnatcher would be the final episode of the first series and Rimmer would go mad and try to build a new body using parts from Lister’s, culminating in Kochanski returning as a hologram.
Still, I remember getting the third edition (with Blue Midget on the cover) as a birthday present when I was about 11 and reading it on a cold day in January, travelling down into London.
The authors really seemed to have it in for Smeg Ups.
I wonder what they thought of the way blooper reels subsequently become a staple of DVD bonus features? I like to imagine them picking up DVDs in MVC, then angrily discarding them when they discover “gag reel” listed amongst the extras.